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The landscape, nursery, and greenhouse management major is a horticulture-based program that prepares students for opportunities in plant propagation; the production and marketing of potted crops, bedding plants, trees, shrubs, and cut flowers, botanic garden and arboretum maintenance, and landscape plant management.
This is a perfect major for students interested in owning or managing a nursery or greenhouse, attending graduate school in horticulture, working for university extension offices and research greenhouses, maintaining landscapes and parks, or working as wholesale horticultural-product brokers.
Students in this major are encouraged to gain hands-on experience and earn scholarships through participation in the Horticulture Club.
- Strengths of the program
- Prepare for a wide range of career paths related to growing and using plants
- Tailor coursework to your interests with flexible electives in the degree requirements
- Work in the green industry to obtain relevant training through a professional work experience
- Train to diagnose plant, landscape, and greenhouse problems and evaluate options for management or enhancement
- Learn to use plants to deliver environmental benefits such as reduced air and water pollution, extended habitat for wildlife, energy conservation, and improved human health
- Understand and apply sound scientific knowledge for good environmental stewardship
- Scholarships & Financial Aid
A variety of state, federal, and university-sponsored programs are available to help students with educational costs.
For all students at WSU
Washington State University awards millions of dollars in financial aid and scholarships to students every year based on financial need, academic merit, or a combination of the two.
To get all the financial help WSU can provide, start by doing these two things:
- Complete the University's general scholarship application so you can be eligible for scholarship consideration, including departmental awards.
- Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) so WSU can consider you for aid (scholarships, grants, loans, etc.) based on financial need. Get started here.
For students in landscape, nursery, and greenhouse management
The College of Agricultural, Human, and Natural Resource Sciences (CAHNRS) annually awards more than $500,000 to students. For more information, see the CAHNRS scholarship page.
This is an exciting major for students interested in owning or managing a nursery or greenhouse, attending graduate school in horticulture, working for university extension offices and research greenhouses, maintaining landscapes and parks, or working as wholesale horticultural-product brokers.
Some examples of things our graduates do:
- Installation and management of landscape plant ecosystems, both interior and exterior
- Wholesale and retail nursery, greenhouse, and florist production and sales
- Garden, park, and arboretum management, both public and private
- Extend knowledge through teaching, research, extension, and media production